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With this he put his hand in mine, and thro' The gloom, with cheerful face, that
silenced fear, 20 Into the hidden world my steps he drew. Sighings, and moans,
and piercing shrieks were here Resounding thro' the starless air beneath, That I ...
The Master then to me in brief began ; 85 ' Mark him with yonder falchion in his
hand, Who comes before three others as their chief. 'Tis Homer, sovran poet :
after him Horace the satirist in haste comes on : The third is Ovid, and the last is ...
... and see the other rise Again with help of one who some while steers A middle
course.5 Long time the victor bears 70 His head on high, weighing with heavy
hand Upon the foe, who chafes resentfully, □ m □ — — * Ciacco is described by
Omniscience all else transcends, who made The heavens, and gave them
Angels ministrant — So that each part to each part glory lends — 75 Distributing
with equal hand the light ; So for the glories of this world He hath Ordain'd a
'Twas there thou saw'st The unearthly scroll ; already nigh at hand 'Twixt us and it
across the steep comes down, Passing the circles without escort, One Whose
might will open yet the doleful land.' 130 6i CANTO IX. Quel color che vilta.
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LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - hopeevey - LibraryThing
This is my first exposure to Dante's writing. I was looking for poetry by a different author when I came across this translation. When I saw the narrator, I decided it was time to read/hear some Dante ... Ler crítica na íntegra
LibraryThing ReviewProcura do Utilizador - antao - LibraryThing
What I love about Dante is how he doesn't invoke the Muses, unlike Homer, or Virgil, and that he goes straight to the heart of the matter, and straight in to the poem, i.e. "In the midway of this our ... Ler crítica na íntegra